How to Design Your Home for a More Immersive Streaming Experience

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Life today is vastly different from what we’ve been used to. With many social establishments closed until further notice, we’ve had to adjust to living most of our days in the comfort of our own homes. While lounging around is nice to do at times, it’s not fun when that’s all you have to do.

For the past year, we’ve had to say goodbye to Friday nights at the movies and having popcorn while watching the biggest stars on the screen. No one can deny that watching films hasn’t been the same. However, this doesn’t mean that you should enjoy it less! 

Although streaming at home is different from the cinemas, you can still have a fun and immersive streaming experience without going to the theatres. You may not be able to recreate the entire cinema experience at home, but with the right equipment and installation, you can get pretty close to it!

If you want to have a high-quality cinematic experience every time you watch a movie or series at home, follow our design tips below:

1. Choose the Best Quality Display

To have the best cinema experience at home, visuals are crucial. While 8K televisions can be a good investment, you won’t be able to enjoy it anytime soon, as there isn’t much 8K video content available today.  

Many televisions in the market provide good displays, but if you want the best, you can never go wrong with a 4K ultra HD TV! When choosing a 4K TV for your home theatre, ensure that the television you purchase checks all the boxes. Keep in mind that just because it’s a 4K TV doesn’t mean it will provide excellent visuals. 

The 4K TV you want for the best streaming experience must have High-Dynamic Range imaging or HDR, as this offers a broader and more vibrant range of colours. An HDR display creates greater contrast, making images jump off the screen and seem more real.

2. Find an Excellent Sound System

What’s the use of an impressive television without sound? The sound system in theatres is really what makes the experience out-of-this-world. To recreate the theatre sound at home, we recommend investing in a Dolby Atmos system.

Sure, other audio systems can deliver powerful sound, but you won’t find any system that’s more immersive than Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos creates a powerful feeling of immersion by rendering every sound distinctly and placing it in a 3-D soundscape.

Whether the movie you’re watching is Dolby Atmos compatible or not, you’ll still have an immersive experience.

3. Use the Right Decor and Furniture

Building a home theatre is more than just the speaker and television. If you want to have a complete cinema experience, you have to go out! 

Besides the video and audio systems, you’ll want to install theatre-style seats and even posters on the wall to enhance the feel of the room. Don’t be afraid to get creative—add your own style to the interior to make it feel more personal.


Although not all movie theatres are still not open to the public, don’t fret! Cinephiles can still have a worthwhile cinematic experience in their home with the right streaming service and equipment. As long as you follow our guide and work with the right team to handle the installation, you’ll never want to return to the traditional theatres again!

If you’ve been looking for the right people to help set up your home theatre for your custom smart home, then our experts at Smart Homes Pro may just be who you need for the job! We can help create a great surround sound system and make your dream setup a reality. Reach out today for a free consultation!